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Campaign Directors and Executive Coaches

Every team needs a quarterback or captain. These career experts are our captains who direct and guide your campaign efforts. They also direct the entire SC&C staff’s campaign efforts to achieve our joint common goal of placement in a position of your choosing. They assist you in making short work of the multi-tasking you must do to be successful. When you are in hot negotiations while facing multiple offers, they will advise you on best practices we have found to work with the hundreds of of clients we have served over the years. Their objective is to see to it that you don’t “leave anything on the table.”

Career Experts

Bill Temple, Senior Vice President
Senior Consulting Campaign Director


Bill TempleBill brings more than thirty years of business management and consulting experience to Stewart, Cooper & Coon. Bill has applied effective communications and organizational management strategies to achieve profitable results for a multitude of employers and individuals. Bill is also the author two seminal works on job search:  The Principles Of Effective Personal Marketing© and, The Art & Science of Landing Your Next Job!

  • Founder and Director of Consulting for a leading career management firm
  • President/Director for a venture capital company
  • Executive Vice President for a mortgage-backed securities company
  • Vice President/Director for a bank holding company and its subsidiary thrift
  • Vice President/Director for a property development/management company

For the past twenty years, Bill has served over 2,000 clients representing $193 Million in negotiated client compensation.

Barbara Limmer, Consulting Campaign Director


Barbara Limmer

Barbara Limmer is a professional Career Coach and Consultant who specializes in working with professionals and executives who seek to increase their career advancement, satisfaction, and success. She brings extensive experience working in career management, human resources, and executive search, and has worked for Stewart, Cooper & Coon since April of 2006.

From 1997-2005, Barbara worked with MBA students and alumni as a Career Management Director at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Her last position was Director of Alumni and Executive Career Management, and previously she was Director of Career Management Programs. She has personally consulted with thousands of professionals and executives from around the world.

Before coming to Thunderbird in 1997, Barbara spent 11 years working in human resources, with positions focusing on recruiting, training and employee relations for companies including AlliedSignal, Bank of America, MetLife Capital, and Aldus Corporation. Barbara also worked as a “headhunter” in New York City while attending graduate school, and as a career advisor at the University of California’s Santa Barbara and Los Angeles campuses.

Barbara received her Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has earned lifetime certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resource Management Certification Institute, and she is a certified International Job and Career Transition Coach. If you would like to have Barbara as your coach, when you become a client, please ask if Barbara is available as your personal job and career transition coach.

Ron Venckus, Consulting Behavioral Competency Coach


Ron Venckus Ron Venckus has over 40 years of corporate human resource experience at all human resource management levels. Industry background includes hospitality: Marriott Corp.; technology: Vitro Laboratories; financial: Central National Bank, First Interstate Bank and United Bank. He also has 17 years of experience with the world’s leading outplacement firm of Drake Beam & Morin, Inc. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a major in human resources and minors in psychology and finance. He is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, in Seattle.

During his career he has managed human resources through multiple merger and acquisition events. Colleagues refer to Ron as a guru of the interview process and challenge, as he has not only hired thousands of candidates for positions at all corporate levels, he has shepherded many executives through transitions, resulting in the successful selection of new careers. Colleagues have also said that his artistry and creative design of interview consulting sessions have left a positive impression, one that can be used for “a lifetime.”

Ron is a two-time golf club champion at the Arizona Biltmore; his military service was with the United States Air Force.

Ron Venckus, Author-Consultant

Co- Author of , Why Shouldn’t We Hire You? a book written for the many job seekers who are in serious need of learning how to prepare for and manage a successful interview by reducing stress and selling their likability factor.

A Senior Behavioral Interview Consultant with Stewart Cooper Coon, Placing Executives-Achieving Results.

Book is available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com


Jo Ann Moser, Consulting Campaign Director

Jo Ann Moser is a Masters-degreed career coaching professional, trainer/educator, and organizational development expert with years of progressive experience working with individual at all organizational levels, assessing their career desires and direction, planning paths to enable professionals to meet desired career goals, and assisting them to happily place in diverse industries and at every corporate step.

Jo Ann excels in needs assessment, expertly guiding individuals as they plan for career success and deal with career transition. Exhibiting strengths in document writing, talent management, and workforce development, Jo Ann very much enjoys working with all organizational levels from line staff to executives to managers and clinicians in varied environments. Jo Ann possesses a strong work ethic gained from a Pennsylvania farm upbringing and prides herself on treating each client as an individual and providing unparalleled customer service. Jo Ann offers individual consulting on resumes, cover letters, on-line career presentation, LinkedIn, networking, interviewing, channels of career marketing, search strategies, and negotiation of compensation packages.

Since 2004, Jo Ann has mentored hundreds of Stewart Cooper & Coon clients at all career levels and in all industries including Aerospace, Banking/Finance, Business/Professional Services, Construction, Consumer Products and Packaging, Defense, Education, Energy/Utilities, Engineering, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Operations, Program and Project Management, Retail, and Sales/Marketing.

Prior to role as a career consultant, Jo Ann worked in Training and Development for Fortune 500 companies including American Express and GAP, Dignity Healthcare, SkillPath Seminar Corporation, as faculty at Susquehanna University and Program Director at Collins College, as a Corporate Controller, and as a Program Auditor with the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Agriculture.

Jo Ann’s credentials include:

  • Master of Education in Business Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Nominated for Career Education Corporation “Educator of the Year”
  • USDA Secretary of Agriculture Award for Excellence- 2 Year Recipient
  • US President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency Award
  • USDA Group Honor Award for Excellence

Valerie El-Jamil, Consulting Campaign Director


A former attorney and corporate executive, Valerie’s diverse background spans operations, customer service, strategic planning, change management, and process optimization in fields such as law, import and distribution, career management, coaching, and publications (as an author, journalist, and legislative editor).  Fusing her legal, business, and coaching experience provides her with a unique perspective and understanding of the issues faced by organizations and individuals.

With over 20 years of experience, Valerie is adept at building collaborative relationships and partnerships with people at all levels, from Board of Directors and CEOs to mid-management to general staff to the public at large.  Experienced in career, business, executive, political, and life coaching for over 1,000 people on 6 continents, she spent five years heading a team of coaches that assisted over 5,000 executives and professionals in planning and achieving career transition, advancement, and enhancement strategies.

Holding senior-level management roles throughout most of her career, Valerie has studied leadership principles independently, in small groups, and through Lifework Leadership.  As a community advocate, she represented public concerns before governing bodies, educated the community on governmental processes/procedures, and served on government-appointed committees that studied, made recommendations, and provided advisement to elected officials and other decision-makers.  Additionally, she served on the Board of Directors of a non-profit dedicated to quality of life issues within the community.

A certified professional career coach (CPCC) and graduate of Coach U, Valerie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. She is author of a book, “Mongo – The Life and Times of Ramon Grau Alsina,” now being reviewed by a producer for the big screen.

Carol D’souza, Consulting Campaign Director


Carol is a Certified Coach and workplace consultant and has more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources working at both large and small organizations.  She has advanced through positions of increasing authority and decision-making and has been a valuable resource and critical link between internal/external customers, management team members and governmental/regulatory agencies for the organizations she served at as an HR Executive.  She supported various discipline teams at the system level as HR Advisor. Carol’s primary goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of people.  She demonstrates energy, enthusiasm and passion in all she does. She is courageous in her work and has taught leaders to be courageous in leading their teams.

Carol holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University with an emphasis in HealthCare Administration and a Master’s Degree in Sociology. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Central Arizona Human Resources Management Association (CAHRMA), and Arizona Human Resources Executive Forum (AZHREF).  She has been serving on the Personnel Advisory Board for the City of Casa Grande since 2014 and the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the City of Casa Grande since July 2017.  She is also active in various civic and community organizations in the Casa Grande area.

Sharon McCone, Consulting Campaign Director


Sharon McCone is a connector, a communicator and a coach. She is a Certified Master Coach, Executive Recruiter, Diversity Advocate and transitioning Uniformed Services enthusiast. Sharon’s servant leadership style has been tapped by previous employers, including Fortune #1 Walmart Stores, Inc. in the Washington DC office and Corporate Affairs and Government Relations departments, executive director roles in nonprofit training and development organizations, as an entrepreneur Recruiter and Coach and in service with indigenous populations in Central and South America.  She has served on bi-partisan workforce advisory committees for governors and mayors.               

With a passion for empowering all individuals to realize their full potential, she has spoken at numerous local, state, national and international conferences. Sharon served on the Diversity Committee of the American Society of Association Executives and as a mentor for the Diversity Executive Leadership Program.

She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Women’s Professional Association Alcanzando Metas Foundation, HOPE Cancer Resources and PolicyWorks, Inc. She serves as a mentor with the College to Careers (C2C) program, a Kessler Foundation-funded initiative that aims to improve the employment rate of college graduates with disabilities who have a bachelor’s degree or higher and the National Professional Women’s Association.

Sharon brings clarity on the for-profit perspective of “doing well by doing good” and guides you toward potential employment opportunities in the global corporate, trade association and nonprofit markets.

Kirk McCarley, Consulting Campaign Director


As a Career Coach Kirk McCarley’s aim for each of his clients is that they are first heard well, then motivated to develop a vision and mission that will achieve their objective.

His fundamental philosophy about our careers is that “vocation occupies more waking hours than any other single activity.  As such our jobs should not only be fulfilling, but an endeavor to which we feel ‘led.’  It should meet our financial needs, yet also allow for a healthy and sustainable work/life balance.”

Prior to becoming a coach Kirk had over 30 years of experience as a Human Resources Executive in both public and private sector environments.  Among his achievements:

  • Navigated a $600MM pension plan through the perilous economic downturn of 2008, restoring it to a stable funded status.
  • Developed a Leadership Institute, an executive level training school designed to prepare potential talent for career advancement.  More than 70% of the program’s 85 participants were either promoted or assumed roles that eventually had significant organizational impact.
  • Created an employee wellness program that annually helped keep medical insurance premium expenses 3% below health cost trend line.  Four hundred participants in an employer sponsored Weightwatchers program lost over 11,000 pounds.
  • Celebrated success in employee relations by virtue of fact that employee grievance and litigious activity decreased by over 50% under his leadership.

Kirk sees himself as enthusiastic while also contemplative, determined, yet relaxed.  A graduate of the University of North Texas, he is a Certified Professional Coach as well as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM-CP Certified.  He also is a Production Assistant for both college football and basketball for ESPN and leads group cycling classes (Spinning).  In addition he is a columnist for his local paper and a member of the Football Writers of America Association (FWAA).

Kirk and his wife of 38 years, Cindy, make their home in the Florida Panhandle.  They have two grown children and one grandson.

Steven Wright

With over 30 years of experience in Corporate America in Training, Career Development, Operations Management, Change Management and Outplacement Transition support, Stephen brings to his role as Coach and Consultant the expertise of a seasoned specialist who is known for his exceptional ability to help clients connect to the services, resources and processes that will best support them in the identification and pursuit of their career and life goals.

Stephen has provided career and job search services to Senior officers and enlisted personal from our Military community as they transition from their military careers into the into the civilian sector. He has also supported a wide and diverse range of clients in the civilian sector from “C” level executives, to managers, support staff and entry level line workers in the civilian sector.

A Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in Sociology and post-grad work in Sociology and Psychology. He continues study and research into several areas of specialization, and has also been trained and certified in the use and interpretation of numerous career, life-planning, personality and communications assessments.


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